I made it a full day on my feet and nowhere near my bed. I’m so happy. I’m a little discouraged though because my running mileage has suffered. I’m so close to my goal, yet still so far away. I’m really hoping I’m over this illness so I can get back to working toward my goal and finish the year strong.
Now that we are all mostly healthy, we finally finished putting up our tree and decorating for the holidays. Seeing as Chanukah starts on December 16th, it was time to get a move on. Despite wanting to pull hair out (mine? Boo’s?), we did manage to have a fun time and capture this cuteness:
We were briefly interrupted with dinner and then the kids were tired. The man and I finished up after the little people went to bed. It’s amazing how much less stressful things are without the minions! And would ya look at that tree! Beautiful.
My kids are super excited about Chanukah. We pulled out the menorahs, the dreidels, the gelt!, and the candles. Presents are stacked neatly in piles waiting to be rattled and shaken. I remember how amazing Chanukah was. I have two older brothers, and we each had a pile of gifts in the dining room. It was always so exciting to see what gift we got each night. And when one night’s wasn’t the best gift ever, you knew there were still a few more to go.
The holidays aren’t as much fun as you get older. But I will say this, now that I have kids and I get to see them with the same excitement as I had, it’s definitely fun again. Plus I get to celebrate Christmas now, too. Win!
How do you celebrate Chanukah?
Do you have a theme for your Christmas tree?